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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Past Chicago Marathon Runners Take Home Medals at Olympics

Past Chicago Marathon Runners Take Home Medals at Olympics

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has more ties to the Summer Olympics as past participants take to the podium in Rio.

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

McFadden Wins Women's Marathon Wheelchair Race

McFadden Wins Women's Marathon Wheelchair Race

University of Illinois alum Tatyana McFadden won her fourth consecutive Chicago Marathon Sunday in the women's wheelchair race.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013

Chicago Marathon Goes Off Without Security Hitch

Chicago Marathon Goes Off Without Security Hitch

As host to the first major marathon since the tragic twin bombings at this year's Boston Marathon, Chicago implemented the tightest security in its history.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013

Final Preparations for Chicago Marathon Underway

Final Preparations for Chicago Marathon Underway

With less than 24 hours to go, Chicago is set for the Chicago Marathon, drawing competitors and spectators from all over the world.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013

Boston Bombing Survivor Ready for Chicago Marathon

Boston Bombing Survivor Ready for Chicago Marathon

For one runner, in particular, making it through Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be an especially hard-fought achievement. Boston resident Lee Ann Yanni was injured in April's bombings at that city's marathon.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013
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By Timothy Weisberg

Memorable Marathon Moments

Highlighting some of the most shocking, surprising and startling finishes (and...View gallery

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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
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By Charlie Wojciechowski

Marathon Runners 'Will Not be Deterred' By Fear

Marathon Runners 'Will Not be Deterred' By Fear

As the first major U.S. marathon since the Boston bombings steps off Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city feels prepared for the race and most importantly runners won't be deterred by fear.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013

Additional Security Measures Implemented For Marathon

Additional Security Measures Implemented For Marathon

The Chicago Marathon will have a different look and feel this year, a result of increased security put in place after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Chicago Marathon To Go On As Planned

Chicago Marathon To Go On As Planned

Tight security measures already in place as Chicago prepares for its marathon in October.

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Welcome to our 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon section. Follow along with our race coverage as thousands prepare to compete for the biggest race of the year, stepping off Oct. 9.
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